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Say NO to the hazards of precarious work

13 September, 2012The latest issue of Hazards magazine includes a detailed report on the challenges of precarious work and, with 7 October fast approaching, IndustriALL Global Union is calling on affiliates worldwide to mobilize and take action.

Global youth unemployment is on the rise

5 September, 2012According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) global unemployment rates among young people will increase from 12.7 per cent in 2012 to 12.9 per cent by 2017.

Stop precarious work on 7 October

5 September, 2012On 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work, join the IndustriALL Global Union campaign to STOP precarious work.

Belgian unions spearhead proposals to save jobs at Caterpillar

9 July, 2012Belgian affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union representing Caterpillar workers at the Gosselies plant have pushed for negotiation with management to find alternatives to the non-renewal of fixed-term work contracts.

Glencore and Xstrata epitomize the resource curse: Unions oppose their merger

4 July, 2012Trade unions representing Xstrata’s and Glencore’s unionized workforces across the world have voiced their opposition to the proposed merger of the two companies and especially the extreme retention bonuses being paid to Xstrata management.

Unions oppose Xstrata - Glencore merger

4 July, 2012IndustriALL Global Union joins the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) in Australia, the United Steelworkers (USW) in Canada and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in South Africa and takes the position against the planned merger of Xstrata and Glencore.

United congress elects leaders and looks for consensus on regional representation

19 June, 2012The newly born IndustriALL Global Union elects its leadership and tries to reach consensus on regional representation on its executive body.

Dispute begins at Nissan, ends at Ford in Russia

16 June, 2012ITUA local at Nissan in Saint-Petersburg held a workers’ conference and adopted collective demands for the first round of negotiations starting on May 31. At Ford in Vsevolozhsk (Saint-Petersburg area) ITUA forced management to make some concessions, and the dispute is close to being resolved.

ArcelorMittal workers in Kazakhstan take to the streets

16 June, 2012During tripartite negotiations the management of ArcelorMittal Temirtau (Kazakhstan) refused to implement a 30% wage rise. On 19 May the workers took to the streets in an action which gathered over 3,000 people.

Russian think-tank: neither workers nor employers benefit from agency labour

16 June, 2012On April 20 the Center for Social and Labour Rights, a Moscow-based think-tank, presented the results of the research on ‘Agency Labour and its Effects on Workers’. Experts found that neither workers nor employers benefit from agency labour.